By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, Oct. 30 -- On Tuesday, November 4, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will turn 38. And possibly, this week, she will also become a mommy. She seems all grownup today...Or maybe not! Five minutes and that tinkling girlish laugh breaks free. And I'm back to 1996 and our first interview... Just a few days before that marathon telephonic, the brandy-eyed, bejewelled beauty, in full brida gear, had stepped out in front of hundreds of popping flashbulbs at Hotel Leela Kempenski. She had swayed gracefully to the strains of a classical dance piece composed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan... Aur Pyar Ho Gaya!
It was a happy coincidence that the title of her debut Bollywood film, co-starring Bobby Deol and directed by Rahul Rawail, mirrored the feelings of several across the country... And around the world. Still, success hadn't come easy to the most beautiful girl in t